Sounds of SXSW 2015 #33: Golden Fable

It's getting to be that time of year again, y'all. That time in March when spring is tantalizingly close, and when bands from just about every corner of the earth (and the music press who loves them) gathers in Austin for SXSW. I know some folks think it's just a big industry schmooze-fest, but I still get a thrill out of checking out the (massive) list of bands and finding someone new to fall in smit with. The bands I'm profiling this year are bands that I would definitely seek out were I going to SXSW this year. If you're going to Austin, or even if you're not, give them a listen.

There is dream pop, and there is dream pop. Golden Fable, hailing from Northern Wales, is most definitely making some of the dreamiest dream pop around. Vocalist Rebecca Palin possesses one of the loveliest, most ethereal voices I've heard lately, and the band's songs are somehow both earthy and grounded while managing to float through the clouds.

[posted 3.16.15]


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